I think this should probably be a weekly feature wherein we can mock the new deals we don’t like and bemoan the wait for the deals we are excited about. These are October and November deals. If you are interested (and we can put my $20 membership to Publishers Marketplace to good use), I’ll go back a few months.
Under the mocking category:
- Laurie Brown’s HUNDREDS OF YEARS TO REFORM A RAKE, in which a modern paranormal researcher matches wits with the ghost of a Regency rake during a journey that challenges each of their preconcieved notions of time, life and love, to Deb Werksman of Sourcebooks, in a nice deal, by Lucienne Diver of Spectrum Literary Agency. way to combine all the trends in one book. Except the ghost should be a vampire! Regency! rake!
- Karin Tabke’s WICKED, a sexy historical, to Lauren McKenna at Pocket, in a two-book deal, by Kimberly Whalen at Trident Media Group (world). (historicals? from modern day cops to sexy regency?)
Under the I may be excited:
- Jordan Summers’s RED, a post-apocolyptic paranormal suspense based on the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood”, in which the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood are the same character; FULL MOON RISING and BLOOD JUSTICE, to Anna Genoese at Tor, in a nice deal, by Jenny Rappaport of the L. Perkins Agency
- RWA Hall of Fame inductee and NYT bestselling author Jodi Thomas’s TWISTED CREEK, to Christine Zika at Berkley, in a good deal, in a two-book deal, by Gail Fortune of the Talbot Fortune Agency (NA). cuz she writes historicals, right?
- PC Cast’s first two books in her new dark paranormal series, which focuses on a supernatural investigative team that deals with the underbelly of paranormal activities in a world much like ours, except when things go bump in the night, they do a lot more than simply make noise, to Mary Theresa Hussey at Nocturne, by Meredith Bernstein.Cast, when she isn’t cursing readers, has real skill in world building. I would be interested in these.
November deals that I am “eh” about:
- Megan Hart’s THEN AND NOW, erotic paranormal about a lost love refound, to Susan Pezzack at Harlequin Spice, in a nice deal, by Mary Louise Schwartz at the Belfrey Literary Agency (World).Didn’t she say that these were NOT romances?